Tuesday, February 24, 2015

the tax man cometh: tax season special, 15% off styling and consulting services

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Monday, February 23, 2015

part 2: furniture placement, oh so important

Okay, builders obviously build, they don't design or style, so working with what one has is imperative to a functionable, comfortable and stylish home.  This family room (mine) is a squarish, 13 x 14.  I angled my sofa because the room is quite roomy, which makes for great movie watching and snuggling!  Behind the sofa is a bar and there are three windows near the fireplace.  I even have a smallish bookcase behind the chair and a small table with a large fig tree in the corner between the fireplace and t.v. armoire windows.  My room has stuff, but it is still comfortable and stylish.  A more rectangular room, or smaller, might not be as easy to use angles, but give it a try.
 
Layout 1
 
Same room below, with a more standard layout.  With the sofa straight facing, off the wall, the room is still cozy and spacious.  By leaving the bar in the corner, the sofa can work off the wall.  If the bar or some other type of case good wasn't in the corner, one might feel there is wasted space...
 
Layout 2
 
The room below just seems so big, wasted space and not cozy.  I realize if one has a large 60" t.v., this layout would be a little more suitable, but trust me, no matter what size of television, the angled sofa is hands down the best angle for proper cuddling...

Layout 3

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

furniture placement, oh so important...

I had a couple of Pre-Sell Consults today, and I am always amazed by the way people put a room together.  The images below are not those of my clients, I found them on Google.  I cannot blame people entirely for furniture placement, it starts with the builder.  I learned with the first house that designed from floor plan to finish, the importance of conceptual development; room size, placement of features, electrical outlets, etc.  While studying design in college, needing to learn about anything electrical escaped me, "I know what looks good, why do I care about where to put an outlet?"  Ha, it is super important! 
 
Say you have a fairly large space and all your outlets are in the walls.  Your automatic tendency is to shove your furniture against the wall, because you have accent lighting that you want to place near your furniture and you don't want to trip over cords.  This is where the oh so important "floor outlet" comes in super handy. 
 
Room 1
 
Okay, what the hell was the builder thinking when putting the fireplace in the corner but not "in the corner"?  Obviously moving the fireplace isn't an option, but why would you put the loveseat in front of the poorly placed fireplace?  The most important task in Pre-Sell Consults is editing.  Aside from re-arranging the furniture, I would remove the rug; rugs on carpet are not necessary, it looks like you are hiding something, unless you do need to hide something.  Also there is a broken slat on the in the blinds, remove them.
 
Layout for Room 1
 
Room 2
 
This room has a lot going on.  I would remove some, okay, a lot, of the art.  Remove the shelving unit behind the huge t.v. and re-arrange the furniture.
 
Layout for Room 2
 
So, now that we sold the house and are moving into a new one, let's get rid of the matching furniture, okay?
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

the tax man cometh: tax season special, 15% off styling and consulting services

Interior Styling
Re-Styling
e-Styling (online interior design services)
Style/Color Consults
Shopping Services
all services available in the Denver Metro and Southwest Colorado areas
$60 per hour
flat fee pricing available for "one day" projects
303.718.2765
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15% off special for services before April 15, 2015
excludes Style Solutions services
 

Monday, February 9, 2015

new service: interior style solutions, quick personalized answers for design dilemmas


Interior Style Solutions, 20.twelve.3 Interiors



A quick consulting option for styling dilemmas, such as:

My living room is too brown, what is a good complimentary color to add?

I want to change my kitchen back splash, what goes well with...?

I have this old (insert item here), what can I do to make it more modern?

I want a gallery wall, but I don't have enough pieces of art?
A flat $15 fee for up to 3 questions, and the sweet part is that all 3 questions do not have to be asked at one time! You can text, call or e-mail a question. Send me pictures, so when you are out shopping and you see something but aren't sure, call me!

What to do: Contact me Mon. thru Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, at 303.718.2765, text or call. If I do not answer, please leave a message and I will get back to you within an hour. Pay for your questions and as soon as I receive payment confirmation, I will call you right back to help!

 
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